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COMMUNITY groups looking to take over the management of historic buildings, monuments or landscapes from councils can get help.

English Heritage has produced a new guide to transferring historic places into community ownership.

It comes as the government encourages people to play a role in improving their areas, as part of their Big Society vision.

The Localism Bill proposes that local people are given first refusal on buying assets of community value.

Go to english-heritage.org.uk/caring/get-involved/take-ownership